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Angels clinch playoff spot, beat Mariners 8-1

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The Los Angeles Angels refused to indulge in champagne, cigars or self-congratulation after securing their first playoff spot in a half-decade. More>>

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Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

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With Nick Foles at quarterback and LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the backfield, the Philadelphia Eagles are never out of the game. More>>

Foles leads Eagles to 30-27 win against Colts

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Nick Foles threw a tying touchdown pass with 3:25 to go, and then set up Cody Parkey for the winning 36-yard field goal as time expired, lifting Philadelphia to a 30-27 win at Indianapolis on Monday night. More>>

Papelbon suspended 7 games by MLB

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Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was suspended seven games and fined Monday night by Major League Baseball for making a lewd gesture and then bumping an umpire. More>>

Mets' deGrom ties MLB record with 8 Ks at start

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Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has tied a major league record by striking out his first eight batters. More>>

NFL, union close to finalizing new drug policy

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The NFL and the players' union are close to finalizing the drug policy changes they tentatively agreed upon last week. More>>

Union expects to file Rice appeal Tuesday

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The players' union on Tuesday plans to appeal the indefinite suspension the NFL handed to Ray Rice last week. More>>

Tanaka 5 scoreless innings in instructional league

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Masahiro Tanaka pitched five scoreless innings against minor leaguers in an instructional league simulated game Monday, perhaps the final step before the injured Japanese pitcher rejoins the New York Yankees. More>>

Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

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The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have... More>>

Domestic violence experts added as NFL advisers

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Three experts in domestic violence will serve as consultants to the NFL. More>>

Redskins optimistic RG3 will return this season

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The Washington Redskins are optimistic that Robert Griffin III will return this season. Less clear is how much more Griffin can take before the "injury-prone" label supersedes anything else he accomplishes in his NFL career. More>>

Woods says strength is back, but not swing

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Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club. More>>

US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

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It feels like so long ago, though it's been only a decade. More>>

Kostner summoned in Schwazer doping case

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Former figure skating world champion Carolina Kostner will appear before Italian Olympic Committee officials investigating whether she was complicit in doping by her former boyfriend and Olympic race walking champion Alex... More>>

Pistorius free to compete, SA Olympic body says

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Oscar Pistorius is free to compete for South Africa again, as long as his running doesn't go against the ruling of the judge. More>>

Anelka says he is joining Mumbai City in India

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Nicolas Anelka's plans to join Mumbai City in the new Indian Super League could be delayed by the five-match ban imposed in England for a racially aggravated goal celebration that led to his departure from West... More>>

Beckham urges Scottish voters to keep union

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David Beckham is urging voters in Scotland to vote against independence. More>>

Keselowski locks up spot in Sprint Cup's Round 2

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Stop Brad Keselowski if you've heard this one before. More>>

McIlroy fades in season finale, Horschel wins

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Rory McIlroy found his ball submerged in deep rough, next to a fence that separates the course from the driving range at East Lake. He jumped up and down, trying to see over a holly bush that obscured his view of the ninth... More>>

Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

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All week, Brandon Marshall stayed optimistic that his bum ankle would heal enough to let him play against the San Francisco 49ers. More>>

Denver's defense secures 24-17 win over Chiefs

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The Denver Broncos have their issues on third down. Goal-line stands are another matter altogether. More>>

Gates' 3 TD catches carry Chargers to 30-21 upset

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Antonio Gates hears the talk every offseason, that he's lost a step and isn't effective anymore. More>>

Hurt again, RG3 watches Redskins top Jaguars 41-10

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Robert Griffin III and DeSean Jackson watched much of the game from the locker room, Griffin with a dislocated left ankle and Jackson with a sprained left shoulder, a mini-collection of premium talent rendered helpless by... More>>

Nelson has career day, Packers beat Jets 31-24

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New York Jets coach Rex Ryan paid the Packers' Jordy Nelson perhaps the highest compliment that a wideout can receive. More>>

Vikings reinstate special teams coach Priefer

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Suspended special teams coach Mike Priefer is rejoining the Minnesota Vikings staff as soon as possible. More>>

Patriots dominate Peterson-less Vikings, 30-7

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Minnesota's first outdoor home opener in 33 years was staged on a spectacularly sunny afternoon. The crowd was fired up for a premier opponent, New England. More>>

Jay Cutler rallies Bears past 49ers in fourth

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Brandon Marshall walked up to Jay Cutler and planted a congratulatory kiss on his quarterback's head. More>>

RG3, Charles among big names injured in Week 2

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By The Associated Press After a tough week off the field, the NFL got back to playing - and the focus turned to big-name players who were injured all over the league. More>>

Broncos fend off Chiefs 24-17 with goal-line stand

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Hidden inside Terrance Knighton's gargantuan body listed generously at 330 pounds is a former tight end who dreams of playing offense. More>>

Rodgers, Packers roar back to beat Jets 31-24

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In the middle of the chaotic and victorious Green Bay Packers locker room, Randall Cobb yelled out a new nickname for Jordy Nelson. More>>

Gates' 3 TD catches carry Bolts to 30-21 upset

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Philip Rivers has been throwing passes to Antonio Gates for nine seasons now, so games like Sunday's are bound to happen. More>>

Isner, Querrey win; US beats Slovakia in Davis Cup

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John Isner and Sam Querrey won their singles matches Sunday as the U.S. completed a 5-0 sweep of Slovakia in the Davis Cup World Group playoff. More>>

Man Utd beats QPR 4-0; Green makes Hamburg debut

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Strengthened by its expensive new signings, Manchester United defeated Queens Park Rangers to suggest that England's biggest club might be getting back to its best. More>>

Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL

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Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic... More>>

Horschel caps amazing run with FedEx Cup

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Just three weeks ago, Billy Horschel had every reason to start looking ahead to next season. More>>

Keselowski wins opening round of NASCAR's Chase

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Brad Keselowski saw one shot in front of him to steal the win in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. More>>

Vikings miss Peterson in 30-7 loss to Patriots

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The face of the franchise was nowhere to be found as the Minnesota Vikings flailed away against the New England Patriots on Sunday, and it's not clear when, if ever, Adrian Peterson will rejoin them. More>>

Brady, Patriots bounce back to beat Vikings 30-7

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The New England Patriots took full advantage of Adrian Peterson's absence, though he might not have made much of a difference. More>>

Newton, defense lead Panthers over Lions 24-7

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Cam Newton showed he has no intention of changing the way he plays the game. More>>

USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

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With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the U.S.A" ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything. More>>

Another injury for RG3; Redskins top Jaguars 41-10

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Robert Griffin III hobbled through the Washington Redskins' locker room on crutches, the kind of scene that has become so familiar. More>>

Hoyer leads Browns to 26-24 shocker over Saints

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Mike Pettine received a Gatorade bath and looked forward to smoking a cigar. Brian Hoyer wanted to hold onto the feeling as long as possible. More>>

RG3 dislocates ankle in Redskins' season opener

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Robert Griffin III's season is in jeopardy after he dislocated his left ankle in the first quarter of the Washington Redskins' win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. More>>

Panthers DE Hardy inactive against Lions

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Panthers coach Ron Rivera had a change of heart Sunday, benching defensive end Greg Hardy before the team's 24-7 win against the Detroit Lions. More>>

Cowboys avoid 0-2 start, beat Titans 26-10

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The Dallas Cowboys avoided an 0-2 start by bouncing back in a big way thanks to a dominating performance from DeMarco Murray and their beleaguered defense. More>>

NFL endures one of its worst weeks ever

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By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer This has been the NFL's worst week. More>>

SEC dominating AP poll again

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By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's third weekend. More>>

Could Pacquiao fight be in cards for Mayweather?

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have boxed himself into a corner by outboxing Marcos Maidana in their rematch. More>>

Hyo-Joo Kim wins Evian Masters major at 19

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Going up against a seven-time major winner more than twice her age, it was teenager Hyo-Joo Kim who showed the calm nerves of a veteran. More>>

Johnny Manziel makes NFL debut for Browns

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Johnny Manziel has made his NFL regular-season debut, coming off the bench for the Cleveland Browns in the third quarter Sunday against New Orleans. More>>

Hawks apologize for racially charged comments

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The Atlanta Hawks released an open letter of apology to fans and city of Atlanta on Saturday, saying the organization "did not do the right thing" to correct racially inflammatory words and innuendos "over a period of years." More>>

SEC with 5 teams in top 10 of AP poll

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By JOHN MARSHALL AP College Football Writer South Carolina's win over Georgia vaulted the Gamecocks 10 spots to No. 14 in The Associated Press college football poll, giving the Southeastern Conference... More>>

Greg Norman recovering from chain-saw accident

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Greg Norman is recovering from a chain saw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humor. More>>

Livestrong takes hit after Armstrong confession

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The Livestrong cancer charity is reporting a sharp drop in donations and revenue after founder Lance Armstrong admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during most of his record-setting cycling career. More>>

Mayweather remains unbeaten despite bite complaint

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Floyd Mayweather worked far too hard against Marcos Maidana their last time out to have to do it again in the rematch Saturday night. More>>

Boston College runs over No. 9 USC 37-31

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Fans wearing red bandannas stormed the field in a raucous celebration of Boston College's first victory over a top 10 team in a decade. More>>

AP Boxing Writer scores Mayweather-Maidana

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Round 1: Mayweather 10-9, Mayweather wins an opening round fought very cautiously by both boxers More>>

No. 24 South Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia 38-35

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No. 24 South Carolina's defense showed it's not nearly as bad as it looked two weeks ago - and maybe that No. 6 Georgia isn't the runaway favorite in the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division. More>>

No. 12 UCLA benefits from Texas botched coin toss

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No. 12 UCLA got the ball to start both halves Saturday night after Texas botched the opening coin toss. More>>

Hawks GM Ferry takes indefinite leave of absence

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Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday, making the move under fire for his racially charged comments about a player. More>>

McIlroy, Horschel tied for Tour Championship lead

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Already established as the best player in golf, Rory McIlroy approached the FedEx Cup finale as though he had nothing to lose. More>>

Rice attends high school football game

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Ray Rice attended a football game at his high school in a New York City suburb Saturday, his first public appearance since a video surfaced showing him punching the woman who became his wife. More>>

Welker, Scandrick remain on suspended list

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By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker won't be suiting up on Sunday. More>>

Mercury in good shape after 3rd WNBA title

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When the Phoenix Mercury used their No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 draft to select Brittney Griner, they became instant favorites to win the next WNBA championship. More>>

Orioles slugger Chris Davis suspended 25 games

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Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games without pay on Friday following a positive test for an amphetamine, a punishment that will extend into the postseason and perhaps 2015. More>>

Ambrose leaving NASCAR to return to Australia

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Marcos Ambrose will leave NASCAR at the end of the season and return to his native Australia. More>>

Many obstacles stand in Rice's path to a comeback

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By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer It's an enduring fact of life in the NFL: If a player has talent, a team will find a place for him, no matter how bad his off-the-field profile might be. More>>

Oscar Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide Video included

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A judge convicted Oscar Pistorius of culpable homicide Friday in the death of his girlfriend, ruling that the former track star was negligent when he opened fire in his home after hearing what he said sounded like an... More>>

Redskins owner announces support of Roger Goodell

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Redskins owner Dan Snyder says he supports NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, stating he "has always had the best interests of football at heart" and "we are fortunate to have him." More>>

Rice saga puts quiet Ravens owner in spotlight

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The last time anyone saw this much of Baltimore owner Steve Bisciotti he was celebrating the 2012 Super Bowl victory, clutching the Vince Lombardi Trophy and sharing the moment with coaches, players and fans. More>>

Players' union reps approve HGH testing for '14

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Hours after the players' union voted Friday to accept an NFL proposal on drug policy changes that included HGH testing, the league says it is not a done deal. More>>

Horschel takes 2-shot lead at East Lake

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Billy Horschel and Rory McIlroy playing in the final group always stirs memories from amateur days long ago. More>>

Bumgarner wins 5th in row, Giants rout Dodgers 9-0

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Madison Bumgarner pitched himself into the San Francisco record book, took a share of the major league lead for wins and, most important to the soft-spoken southpaw, moved his team one step closer in an NL West race that... More>>

Seattle uses long ball to beat Oakland 4-2

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Before beginning the most important home series of the season, Seattle coach Lloyd McClendon had a brief message. More>>

Mercury finish sweep of Sky for third WNBA title

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The Phoenix Mercury were without star center Brittney Griner. However, they still had Diana Taurasi. More>>

Vikings' Adrian Peterson accused of child abuse

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Authorities in Texas issued an arrest warrant Friday for star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson after he was indicted on a charge of child abuse for using a branch to spank his son. He was swiftly benched by... More>>

Dodgers starter Ryu leaves with shoulder injury

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Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu has been removed from his start against the San Francisco Giants after one inning because of irritation in his pitching shoulder. More>>

Wes Welker could be back on field by Sunday

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Wes Welker has passed concussion protocol and could be back on the field as soon as Sunday if the NFL signs off on a new drug policy approved by the players' union. More>>

Browns' Gordon likely to have suspension reduced

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Suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon's locker is still filled with his belongings, his orange helmet hanging on a hook while he's been kept away from the team. More>>

Column: A hideous week, but don't expect change

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By PAUL NEWBERRY AP National Writer During a week filled with a hideous hodgepodge of racism, domestic violence and homicide, sports offered little escape and even less accountability. More>>

Batters always at risk despite protection

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Life can change in a second in the batter's box. More>>

What's next for the NFL's Ray Rice investigation

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By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer Roger Goodell's imperious enforcement of the NFL's personal conduct policy made him a feared adversary of 300-pound linemen, established him as the most powerful -... More>>

Kyle Busch gets pole for Chase opener at Chicago

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With rain in Friday's forecast at Chicagoland Speedway, the only time on track became a strategy session for the championship contenders. More>>

NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia

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The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population. More>>

Horschel takes 2-shot lead in Tour Championship

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Billy Horschel showed why he might be the hottest player in golf at the moment with another 4-under 66 on Friday in the Tour Championship. It was his 10th straight round in the 60s. He already has a victory and a runner-up... More>>

Networks find Rice video too hard to resist

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Television executives say they want minimize replays of video showing Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancee with one punch. In practice, it has proved hard to resist. More>>

Lincicome takes 1-shot lead from Kim at Evian

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Brittany Lincicome had six birdies in a 6-under 65 to take a one-shot lead from Hyo-Joo Kim of South Korea at the halfway stage of the Evian Championship on Friday. More>>

Football coach moves game for daughter's wedding

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You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September. More>>

Vintage baseball proves a hit with modern players

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From afar, it looks and sounds like a regular recreational baseball game: the crack of the bat, the cheering from the bench, the sliding into home. More>>

Pistorius can compete again in Paralympics

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By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer Oscar Pistorius will be free to compete again once he has served any punishment for killing his girlfriend, the International Paralympic Committee said Friday. More>>

Stanton hospitalized after beaning vs Brewers

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The Miami Marlins lost much more than a game. They've likely lost All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton for the rest of the season after a frightening scene at Miller Park. More>>

Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation

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By MAE ANDERSON and TOM MURPHY AP Business Writers Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn't fumble the investigation into how its executives handled... More>>

Austria tightens anti-doping laws after Sochi case

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Austria is tightening its anti-doping laws, making it illegal for athletes to work with coaches and officials who have been banned in doping cases. More>>

Motivated to win for Rice, Ravens top Steelers

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Many wondered if the Baltimore Ravens were resilient enough to overcome the distraction of losing Ray Rice and the emotional stress caused by his release from the team. More>>

No. 6 Georgia-No. 24 S. Carolina only Top 25 game

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By ERIC OLSON AP College Football Writer Sixth-ranked Georgia can stamp itself the favorite in the SEC East when it visits No. 24 South Carolina on Saturday in this week's only Top 25 matchup. More>>

Kirk, Horschel race out to a share of the lead

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Billy Horschel is playing his sixth straight tournament, a schedule he hasn't kept in three years. His wife is at home in Florida, expecting their first baby in the next two weeks. There was no place he would rather be... More>>

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Stanton beaning: Multiple fractures, dental damage

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Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton sustained multiple facial fractures, dental damage and cuts that needed stitches after being hit in the face by a pitch Thursday night. More>>

Flacco, Ravens beat Steelers 26-6 without Rice

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The dismissal of Ray Rice wasn't a distraction for the Baltimore Ravens. More>>

Ravens fans, men and women, wear No 27 for Rice Video included

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Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with the white... More>>

Rays' Cobb gives up 1st hit in 8th against Yankees

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Chris Young doubled with one out in the eighth inning for the New York Yankees' first hit off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb on Thursday night. More>>

Networks say they're cutting back on Rice video

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At least six television networks said Thursday they plan to stop or minimize airings of video showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice striking his then-fiancee and knocking her unconscious, footage that has called... More>>

Rice prompts changes to 'Thursday Night Football'

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The debut of CBS' "Thursday Night Football" broadcast was revised because of controversy surrounding the video of Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancee unconscious, CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said. More>>

Rangers coach Jones presented with Vietnam medal

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Texas Rangers bench coach Bobby Jones heard fans cheering Thursday night, rather than the repeated boom of a 105-millimeter howitzer. More>>

Johnson opens Chase seeking record-tying 7th title

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It's been 11 weeks since Jimmie Johnson's last victory and he suffered through one of his typical summer swoons. More>>

Kirk, Horschel share lead at Tour Championship

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Chris Kirk and Billy Horschel have little in common except a clean card of 4-under 66 at the Tour Championship and their chances at the biggest payoff in golf. More>>

Owners say Rice investigation will be independent

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The two NFL owners overseeing the investigation into how the league pursued and handled evidence in the Ray Rice domestic violence case pledged Thursday to make the findings of the probe public, and said their goal was "to... More>>

US beats Lithuania to reach basketball world final

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Madrid awaits. Spain doesn't. More>>

Mayweather hoping a bad week gets better

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It didn't start out as the best of weeks for Floyd Mayweather Jr. More>>

Prosecutor defends Ray Rice investigation

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By SEAN CARLIN Associated Press New Jersey law advises that those who commit violent crimes should "generally be rejected" from the program Ray Rice was allowed into instead of potentially facing jail... More>>

Panthers defensive end Hardy returns to practice

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Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy returned to practice Thursday, one day after being excused from work to meet with his attorney. More>>

Phoenix hopes to close out Chicago in WNBA Final

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know that closing out the series won't be as easy. More>>

NFL owners explain Rice probe roles

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The two NFL team owners overseeing the investigation of the league's pursuit and handling of evidence in the Ray Rice case say the findings will be made public. More>>

Sheriff: Investigation of Stewart crash complete

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By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart will find out no later than next week whether authorities will pursue charges in the death of a driver he struck during a... More>>

Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent Video included

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During his trial, Oscar Pistorius sometimes retched and sobbed. The double-amputee Olympian sobbed again on Thursday, this time in apparent relief as a judge said the evidence did not support a murder conviction for... More>>

Phoenix hopes to close out Chicago in WNBA Final

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By DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know closing out the series won't be easy. More>>

Senate women: No tolerance for domestic violence

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Sixteen female senators from both parties called on the National Football League Thursday to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence. More>>

George apologizes for Twitter comments on Ray Rice

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NBA star Paul George defended Ray Rice on Twitter, then backtracked less than an hour later by deleting the posts and apologizing to women and victims of domestic violence. More>>

Fabrizio Zanotti hit by ball at KLM Open

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Paraguayan golfer Fabrizio Zanotti was hit on the forehead by a wayward tee shot Thursday during the opening round of the KLM Open and taken to a hospital. More>>

Federer opens against Bolelli in Davis Cup semis

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Lacking a Davis Cup title on his career record, Roger Federer leads Switzerland into its first semifinal in 11 years against Italy on Friday. More>>

Gasquet replaces Monfils in French lineup

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Gael Monfils failed to beat the jet lag and was replaced by Richard Gasquet, who will open for France against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in the Davis Cup semifinals on Friday. More>>

Hungary's Olympic chief backs bid for 2024 Games

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The head of Hungary's national Olympic committee says it fully supports a possible Budapest bid for the 2024 Games. More>>

FedEx Cup finale gets underway at East Lake

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In just 86 events on the PGA Tour, Rory McIlroy has collected nearly $23 million in career earnings. More>>

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AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL Video included

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A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn't see the violent images until... More>>

Shields shuts down Tigers as Royals win 3-0

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James Shields was acquired two offseasons ago to pitch in games like this for Kansas City. More>>

49ers, Pac-12 Networks suspend announcer Robinson

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The San Francisco 49ers suspended veteran broadcaster Ted Robinson on Wednesday night for the next two games following comments this week on a San Francisco radio station about the Ray Rice domestic violence case that were... More>>

Mike Tyson directs vulgarities at Canadian TV host

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Mike Tyson directed an expletive-filled rant at a Canadian television anchor in a live interview Wednesday after the host brought up the former heavyweight champion's conviction for sexual assault. More>>

NFL: Former FBI director will probe Rice case Video included

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The NFL says former FBI director Robert S. Mueller III will conduct a probe into how the NFL handled evidence as it investigated domestic violence claims against former Ravens running back Ray Rice. More>>

10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

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By The Associated Press Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports. More>>

Congress questions Goodell actions on Rice video

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Members of Congress from both parties on Wednesday questioned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of a domestic violence incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. More>>

2 more NFL players face domestic violence issues

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Carolina Panthers Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Hardy has been convicted on two counts of domestic violence and is still playing. Ray McDonald of the San Francisco 49ers also remains active while he is being investigated for... More>>

Cardinals OLB Abraham leaves team, may retire

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Outside linebacker John Abraham has left the Arizona Cardinals and is considering retiring from the game. More>>

AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL Video included

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A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive three months ago, while league officers have insisted they didn't see the violent images until this week. More>>

Taliaferro-LeGrand join for Penn State-Rutgers

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When the football schedule came out for Rutgers' inaugural Big Ten Conference season, Eric LeGrand and Adam Taliaferro came up with something special for the Penn State game. More>>

FCC head: 'Redskins' is 'offensive and derogatory'

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The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the Washington Redskins nickname is "offensive and derogatory." More>>

McIlroy's last chance for big finish in Atlanta

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Rory McIlroy always thought his big year deserved a big finish. The Tour Championship is his last chance. More>>

'Home' a relative term for Israel's Davis Cup team

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Andy Ram didn't hide his frustration. More>>

Ravens eager to play a game, even against Steelers

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Four days after opening the season by losing to a division foe at home, the Baltimore Ravens face their most-hated rival in a pivotal game Thursday night. More>>

Goodell tells teams NFL was denied video

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Commissioner Roger Goodell has sent a memo to the 32 teams reiterating that the NFL never saw until Monday the video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee that led to Rice's indefinite suspension and release by the... More>>

Coach K: Basketball World Cup is big deal

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The name was changed to sound more like soccer. The date was changed to get away from soccer. More>>

Electronic Arts drops Ray Rice from Madden game

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Video game publisher Electronic Arts is removing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice from its recently released Madden NFL 15 title, the latest company to pull its support for the player. More>>

Hawks cancel meeting with civil rights leaders

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A scheduled meeting between Atlanta Hawks CEO Steve Koonin and Atlanta civil rights leaders has been cancelled, leading one of the leaders to say his community was greatly offended. More>>

Desperate times for South Carolina vs Georgia

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By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Consider what No. 24 South Carolina is facing Saturday when it plays No. 6 Georgia. More>>

49ers CEO wants to give McDonald 'due process'

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San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York said Tuesday that he will let "due process take its course" before deciding whether to discipline Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. More>>

Serena conquers fashion week after US Open win

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Serena Williams was in the middle of settling down for an interview when she was interrupted by a message: "Anna is here." More>>

Seahawks unanimous No. 1 in latest AP Pro32

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By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer The Seattle Seahawks didn't need a "Fail Mary" to beat the Green Bay Packers in Week 1. More>>

Federer leads Switzerland's Davis Cup challenge

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By SAMUEL PETREQUIN AP Sports Writer Having coming up short in his bid for an 18th Grand Slam title, Roger Federer is quickly turning his focus to the Davis Cup - a trophy still missing from his collection. More>>

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MLB clarifies home plate collision rule

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Major League Baseball sent a memo to teams and umpires clarifying this year's experimental rule intended to limit collisions at home plate, saying runners should not be called safe if the ball clearly beats them. More>>

Scherzer, Tigers beat Royals again, 4-2

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Max Scherzer figured he had squandered another lead when Alex Gordon's fifth-inning drive sailed down the line in right field. More>>

Goodell says NFL didn't see video before this week

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As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravens running back... More>>

Mets 3B Wright done for season with sore shoulder

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Mets third baseman David Wright will sit out the rest of the season because of a nagging injury to his left shoulder. More>>

Player reps delay vote on new drug policy proposal

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The 32 player representatives to the union have delayed a vote on the NFL's proposal for changes to the drug policy that potentially could implement HGH testing. More>>

AP Source: Pegulas bid $1.4 billion to buy Bills

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Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula took a highly aggressive approach by bidding an NFL-record $1.4 billion to get the Buffalo Bills and keep them in western New York. More>>

US charges stem from drug sales in Boogaard death

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A former minor league hockey player was arrested Tuesday on charges he sold illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild before Boogaard... More>>

Penn State coach grateful for bowl chance

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At Penn State, bowl games and packed stadiums under Joe Paterno yielded to scandal, suffering and sanctions at the abuses of Jerry Sandusky. More>>

Johnson feeling 'much better' after dehydration

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Jimmie Johnson said the cooling system for his helmet was blowing warm air and that likely caused his dehydration following last week's race at Richmond. More>>

Ravens, fans adjust on fly after Rice dismissal

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Welcome to Baltimore - no longer the football home of Ray Rice. More>>

Hawks discipline GM Ferry for racist comments

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The Atlanta Hawks are sticking with general manager Danny Ferry even though the team's new majority owner wants him fired for racially charged comments about Luol Deng. More>>

US beats Slovenia 119-76 to reach semis at worlds

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James Harden and Stephen Curry went into halftime with no points and no panic. More>>

Ex-NFL QB Ryan Leaf sentenced to 5 years

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Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has been sentenced to five years in prison in Texas for violating terms of his probation. More>>

Marin Cilic calls US Open title 'life-changing'

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After partying at a Manhattan nightclub until 5 a.m., then getting about three hours of sleep, Marin Cilic awoke Tuesday as a Grand Slam champion for the first time - and began enjoying the perks that come with winning the... More>>

Fox host: We're not taking domestic abuse lightly

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Fox News Channel host Brian Kilmeade insists the network's morning show isn't making light of domestic abuse after it was criticized for comments made about the video showing football player Ray Rice hitting his... More>>

Judge to give verdict in Pistorius trial Video included

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The judge in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial was taciturn through months of court proceedings that caught the attention of the world. On Thursday, however, she'll deliver a judgment that brings her to the forefront. More>>

Michael Schumacher heads home from hospital

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Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher has left a Swiss hospital and will continue his recovery at home, his manager said Tuesday. More>>

Chargers lose opener 18-17 to Arizona

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San Diego's defense held up well when the offense sputtered. More>>

Bach reflects on busy 1st year as IOC president

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Thomas Bach has been moving at breakneck speed in his first year as IOC president. Yet even he didn't expect to secure support for his Olympic reforms so quickly. More>>

What we learned at US Open: New guys can win Slams

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Suspended at this time in 2013, Marin Cilic showed at the 2014 U.S. Open that he could win a Grand Slam title. More>>

International basketball not the same as US game

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The ball was bouncing away, threatening New Zealand's last-chance possession, though if a player could just dive on the floor and corral it, any NBA fan would know what to do. More>>

Strong reactions to Rice video, player's release Video included

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By ARNIE STAPLETON AP Pro Football Writer Football is a fraternity, and NFL players rarely criticize each other publicly, especially when it comes to matters of discipline. More>>

Your Top Plays for Today

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By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide More>>

AP sources: Bills close to identifying owner

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The formal bids to buy the Buffalo Bills have been submitted, and a prospective ownership candidate could be selected as early as Tuesday. More>>

Chargers up 17-6 over Cardinals after 3 quarters

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Malcom Floyd caught a 6-yard touchdown pass and San Diego set up another score by forcing a fumble on the next drive, helping the Chargers to a 17-6 lead over the Arizona Cardinals after three quarters on Monday night. More>>

Ravens cut RB Ray Rice after release of video Video included

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Ray Rice was let go by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after a video was released showing the running back striking his then-fiancee in February. More>>

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